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Early Education Programs

It's Time to Re-invest in Our Kids

Jackie Jenkins-Scott | Posted 06.03.2015 | Education
Jackie Jenkins-Scott

As the school year is coming to a close, access to affordable early education and child care is still on the mind of many parents. More than 23,000 children from across Massachusetts are being left behind, sitting on waitlists for enrollment in quality early education and out-of-school time care programs during this most critical stage of their development.

Head Start: Embracing a Two Generation Approach to Early Learning

Yasmina Vinci | Posted 03.28.2015 | Education
Yasmina Vinci

When Head Start was launched in 1965, at its core was the idea that families and communities were integral to supporting children's successful early learning and development.

Voting Yes for the Constitutional Amendment

Coreen K. Lee | Posted 11.10.2014 | Hawaii
Coreen K. Lee

With the implementation of the Early Childhood Education program, Hawaii will be able to define expectations of participating preschool programs including child outcomes, family engagement, curriculum aligned to state standards, etc.

Dream Weavers: Why Early Childhood Education Matters

Manny Chirico | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Manny Chirico

The fashion industry is built on dreams, imagination, and what's on next season's runways. However, if we don't provide the business with the basic tools needed to execute their strategy - such as manufacturing expertise, technical design capabilities, and systems and logistical support - our design teams will not be able to deliver quality product to our customers.

Do Kids Really Need Preschool?

LearnVest | Posted 05.21.2013 | Parents

Preschool must all too often be purchased for a hefty price. In fact, preschool expenses are one of the most surprising costs of having a young child. So many of us pay the asking price, but is that cost really necessary? Are there less expensive options? And is preschool itself really all that important?

We Owe Our Kids Universal Preschool

Jonah Edelman | Posted 05.07.2013 | Impact
Jonah Edelman

We know pre-school works, so let's stop talking and start building a system where all children have access to excellent early childhood education. As any well-educated four year old could tell us, not doing so would be ridiculous.

Making the Smartest Investment for Our Nation Through Its Most Vulnerable Children

Carla Thompson | Posted 04.22.2013 | Impact
Carla Thompson

Even in these tight fiscal times, if our nation could invest in young children right now in a way that was certain to yield future benefits many times over -- not just for them but for every American -- wouldn't we call that a smart investment?

Pre-School Is Where Upward Mobility Begins

Madeleine M. Kunin | Posted 04.16.2013 | Good News
Madeleine M. Kunin

The United States is no longer first in the world in upward mobility. We can reverse that trend by giving our young children an equal start in life as they begin their journey to fulfill the American Dream.

Lawmakers Urged To Invest In Quality Early Childhood Education

The Huffington Post | Alex Kuczynski-Brown | Posted 12.03.2012 | Education

As Congress seeks to avoid triggering across-the-board cuts to education, the nonprofit First Five Years Fund is urging legislators to invest in quali...

To Compete, Our Kids Need to Start Early and Learn Longer

Bill de Blasio | Posted 12.09.2012 | New York
Bill de Blasio

The jobs of tomorrow will require ever more skill and education, and we have to get serious about what it will take to prepare our kids to fill them. It begins with providing every child with quality early education.

Safety Violations Found In Head Start Centers Nationwide

AP | By KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 02.12.2012 | Education

WASHINGTON -- It's the kind of stuff that gives moms nightmares: a machete near a play area, household chemicals accessible to preschoolers, and instr...